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The Macallan Whisky Tasting

We had a pleasure of hosting a Scotch Tasting last week with one of our favorite humans on the planet, Brian MacGregor. Brian is a whisky expert, enthusiast, aficionado and just plain great to be around kind of guy. And he also happens to be the market manager for one of world’s greatest and our favorite Scotch Whiskies, Macallan. We had an intimate group of personally invited guests that had the opportunity to learn and try some fantastic expressions. Brain took us through what makes Macallan one of the most known and respected distilleries in the world. To be invited to one of our future tastings / events please email us here

Photo credit: Rick Scotch (Scotch Parlor)

The bottles for the evening. Macallan 12 Sherry Oak Cask, Macallan 12 Double Cask, Macallan 15 Triple Cask Matured, Macallan 12 Double Cask & Macallan Rare Cask 2017
Our host, Brian MacGregor (center)
Brian teaching us about barrels and the aging process
Macallan Rare Cask, Macallan 12 Double Cask & Macallan 15 Triple Cask Matured
Rare Cask

Mahogany red.
Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin pique the nose, giving way to a sweet ensemble of apple, lemon and orange.
Oak resonates, timeless, polished and rich. Vanilla and chocolate lead the finale along with a light citrus zest.
 Full and warming.
Calvin Hom and Mike Irons
Dr. Rob, Matt and Mike Irons
Mike Irons
Brian with the highlight of the evening the very special Rare Cask bottle and it’s luxurious packaging. A huge thank you to Brian and Macallan for hosting! See you all at the next event.
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Luftgekühlt 6

If you ever wanted to nerd out on cars or Porsche’s for that matter, Luftgekühlt is the ultimate event. Luftgekuhlt or Luft meaning “air cooled” was held this year at the Universal Studios Backlot, the entire studio’ backlot we’re lined with carefully curated one of a kind Porsche’s. Luft 6 did not disappoint, too many beautiful works of art to count. Enjoy the photos.
The crew. SF/SD/LA
Hand painted
Rod Emory Outlaw
Full carbon fiber body by Gunther
The crew with Len of Sleepers Speed Shop
Back to the future
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Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida. Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

We had the pleasure of meeting and fitting Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida this weekend at our Pop Up / Trunk Show event at The Social Trust in Downtown Los Angeles’ Art District. Marcus Almeida, also known as “Buchecha” (or Bochecha), is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca and a member of the Checkmat academy, being widely regarded as the greatest grappler of his generation and arguably of all time in the sport of BJJ. His reputation is backed by his 5 IBJJF World Championship open weight titles, being the record holder of absolute gold medals at the ‘Mundial’ after breaking Roger Gracie‘s previous record (3) back in 2016. We are vey excited to make Marcus a custom suit, so stay tuned for the finished product. Photo Credits: Paul Sun
Situation Control Co-Founder Mike Irons
Mike Irons, Tone Anderson (Shoyoroll) and Buchecha contemplating suit lining and details